Belgium has a very rich historical background. Check out the old town of Durbuy in Luxembourg
and visit its impressive Castle of the Counts of Ursel, or take a stroll along the Ourthe River while staying at a holiday home in Belgium. Visit famous landmarks like Manneken Pis, a bronze statue in Brussels made during the early 17th century by Jerome Duquesnoy. Usually the boy pees water, but on special occasions he urinates beer or wine. In the city of Ghent, take a stroll through its beautiful center and check out one of the most amazing paintings of the medieval world, Jan van Eyck's "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" in St-Baafskathedraal. Antwerp's cathedral is probably the most beautiful Gothic building in the country, with an astonishing interior and beautiful paintings. Meanwhile, the nature here offers plenty of opportunity for walking, hiking or cycling through the densely forested hills while on holiday in Belgium. On the Internet you can get route information and there are plenty of well-marked trails to choose from.
A cultural experience
For a very cultural side of the country book a holiday home in Belgium and visit beautiful cities like Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp, Mons, Liege and Ghent where you will find numerous museums, art exhibitions and workshops, perfect for a memorable cultural experience during your holiday in Belgium. Liege for example can take you through a beautiful journey dotted with culture, history, as well as plenty of entertainment. If you are not an art lover per se, you can still enjoy the excitement of a city break as these cities, as well as others, are home to an impressive architectural heritage as seen in their imposing medieval castles and churches. In Flanders you can experience the city of Ghent by boat, or you can take the kids to the Antwerp Zoo for a wonderful day. Visit such historic landmarks as Borrekens Castle in Vorselaar and Bossenstein Castle in Borechem, the latter complete with moat. Shopping is also a popular way of spending time in this beautiful country. There are plenty of shops and stores where you can find everything from food to clothing, jewelry, etc. So whatever you're looking for, you'll find that there's something for everyone in the wonderful cities here.
Get active in Belgium
This country is the perfect escape for the ones craving for adventure while on holiday in Belgium. With three main geographical areas, the coastal plain, central plateau and the Ardennes, you can tailor your vacation among nature here to suit your desires. Walking, cycling and horseback riding in the forested are very popular activities in the Belgian Ardennes, where you can also pursue a challenging mountain biking tour. In the Ardennes you can also enjoy sports like climbing, kayaking and abseiling, even a skiing family holiday in Belgium is possible. The North Sea coast is the perfect place for spending time with the family at the beach, for water sports, while the central plateau is ideal for just rambling around. Golf lovers will also find that they can meet their passion here on one of the numerous golf courses. The country is a real outdoor paradise so it's a great place for those looking for any type of adventure.